CORC Annual Mtg

CORC’s Annual Meeting will have the theme, “Working together we can prevent children in Utah from becoming homeless.”

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski will talk about local efforts to reduce the number of families that become homeless; we can pick up a lot of pointers as we work toward starting our own Family Promise shelter in Ogden. We will also have a conversation with representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch and Gov. Gary Herbert about what Utah can do next on Medicaid expansion.

The meeting will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 East 100 South, Salt Lake City. See Pastor Gage or Carolyn Somer if you are interested in carpooling.

CORC @ Capitol

The Coalition of Religious Communities’ Faith Days at the Utah Capitol kicks off on Feb. 2 with United Church of Christ Day!

CORC will be hosting Faith Days at the Capitol every Tuesday and Thursday during February. Come learn how Utah’s legislative process works and help educate lawmakers about what our faith tradition has to say about helping people who cannot afford shelter. Be part of a multi-faith effort to get legislators to pay attention to issues of housing and homelessness. Together, we can have a cumulative impact that none of us could have acting on our own.

Those who would like to carpool to Salt Lake City can meet in the church parking lot at 8 a.m. Everyone will meet in the Aspen Room of the Senate Building at 9 a.m. We will be finished by 11 a.m. See Pastor Gage if you would like to attend.

The Coalition of Religious Communities (CORC) is a way for members of religious communities to unite in economic justice advocacy. There are CORC members from all over Utah, representing 16 faith traditions, who join efforts in eliminating poverty.

Mystery Mystic Trip

A group of nine youths and adults from Wasatch Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City will be staying overnight at our church July 12-15. Topher Melhoff, a guest speaker at our church in the past, is leading his youth group on a “Mystery Mystic Trip.” They will travel all over Utah finding the spiritual significance in everyday places. If you would like to help make dinner for them on the evening of Sunday, July 12, please see Pastor Gage.

Worship in the Park

Let’s explore the real meaning of religious freedom on Independence Day weekend. Pastor Gage and Rev. Shelley Page will share their perspectives about the history of this important freedom and what it means to us today as we gather in a combined worship service with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden at Jefferson Park, 3302 Grant Ave., on July 5.

Worship will begin at 10:30 AM (a half-hour earlier than normal, so that we can finish while it is still
cool). Bring a lawn chair and a dish to share for the potluck picnic following the service.

Discussion About Islam

Community United Methodist Church is hosting “The Islamic Faith and the Need for Religion: Islam’s Place in World Religions, Faith and Politics, and Religious Extremism” at 6:30 PM on Friday, April 24. Salman Masud, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, is the guest speaker. All are invited to attend this important interfaith discussion.